Two of our recent Social Studies units in 2nd grade have helped our students learn a very important lesson: Women can change the world! The first unit focused on people who changed the world, and several of the historical figures studied included strong women who made a big difference in the world, many of them during a time when women were not given equal opportunities. These included Florence Nightengale, who transformed the practice of nursing and Emelia Earhart, who was one of the pioneers of long-distance flight.
During our economics unity, our study of the economy of Musanze culminated with a visit to two local businesses, La Paillotte and Volcana Lounge, both popular local restaurants run by women (and VVA mommas Bela and Fanny)! The girls were excited and inspired to learn that women can start and manage businesses. It is our hope that seeds have been planted in their hearts that will help them to dream big and change the world in their own ways in the future!